Static Shock

Season 1 Episode 4

Grounded

4
Aired Saturday 9:00 AM Oct 14, 2000 on The WB
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A giant amoeba, mutated from the Big Bang, begins attacking the city.

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    • TRIVIA (3)

      • When our hero is fighting the amoeba in the locker room, there is no mop bucket in the initial scene, but it is suddenly there a moment later.

      • Static lifts the chairs to get those two kids out of the school. The wooden chairs. The non-magnetic wooden chairs. (Reply: No, not all chairs are held together by nails and screws. Some are like giant Legos. But anything can be electrified if you run a strong enough current through it.)

      • In this episode, Carmendillo has full black eyes, but every other time we see him, he has normal eyes.

    • QUOTES (2)

    • NOTES (6)

      • This episode along with "Shock To The System", "Aftershock", "The Breed", "They're Playing My Song" and "The New Kid" was released on DVD as Static Shock: The New Kid.

      • Richie creates the shock boxes, and, in the last episode, made the Static Saucer. This could be showing us that Richie's powers are developing.

      • Richie says that the Meta-blob is actually composed of billions of amoeba that have bonded together because of the Bang gas. In the comics, villain Swarm was created when a hive of bees bonded together after getting doused in Bang gas.

      • Robert is absent in this episode.

      • This episode introduces the shock boxes, which is frequently used in the series as means of communication between Virgil and Richie.

      • First appearance of Carmen Dillo, the villian who is basically used to 'fill up five minutes'.

    • ALLUSIONS (2)

      • Static: Richie, it's goopzilla again.
        Once again, another reference to Godzilla. This reference is continuously used throughout the series.

      • Virgil: ...While these guys move like Soul Train dancers.
        Soul Train is a weekly extravaganza series, which showed off the latest and greatest in soul music and dance moves, became a national sensation in the mid-1970's and became a pop culture juggernaut that broke new ground for African-American entertainment.

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